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Coronavirus 'Continues as a Shock' for Small Businesses

"Just as a physician checks a patient’s pulse to measure the rhythm and strength of the heartbeat, small business is an important indicator of the comparative health of the local and national economies."

National Retail Federation chief economist Jack Kleinhenz, in a recent statement issued by the trade group, in which it noted that coronavirus “continues as a shock” for small businesses.